Walking across the sitting-room, I turn the television off Sitting beside you, I look into your eyes As the sound of motorcars fades in the night time I swear I saw your face change, it didn't seem quite right And it's hello babe, with your guardian eyes so blue Hey my baby, don't you know our love is true
Coming closer with our eyes, a distance falls around our bodies Out in the garden, the moon seems very bright Six saintly shrouded men move across the lawn slowly The seventh walks in front with a cross held high in hand And it's hey babe your supper's waiting for you Hey my baby, don't you know our love is true?
I've been so far from here Far from your warm arms It's good to feel you again It's been a long long time Hasn't it?
I know a farmer who looks after the farm With water clear, he cares for all his harvest I know a fireman who looks after the fire
You, can't you see he's fooled you all Yes, he's here again Can't you see he's fooled you all? Share his peace, sign the lease He's a supersonic scientist He's the guaranteed eternal sanctuary man Look, look into my mouth he cries And all the children lost down many paths I bet my life you'll walk inside Hand in hand Gland in gland With a spoonful of miracle He's the guaranteed eternal sanctuary We will rock you, rock you little snake We will keep you snug and warm
Wearing feelings on our faces while our faces took a rest We walked across the fields to see the children of the West But we saw a host of dark skinned warriors standing still below the ground
Waiting for battle
The fight's begun, they've been released Killing foe for peace, bang, bang, bang Bang, bang, bang And they've given me a wonderful potion 'Cause I cannot contain my emotion And even though I'm feeling good Something tells me I'd better activate my prayer capsule
Today's a day to celebrate, the foe have met their fate The order for rejoicing and dancing has come from our warlord
Wandering in the chaos the battle has left We climb up the mountain of human flesh To a plateau of green grass, and green trees full of life A young figure sits still by a pool He's been stamped "Human Bacon" by some butchery tool He is you
Social Security took care of this lad We watch in reverence, as Narcissus is turned to a flower A flower?
If you go down to Willow Farm To look for butterflies, flutterbyes, gutterflies Open your eyes, it's full of surprise Everyone lies like the fox on the rocks And the musical box Oh, there's Mum and Dad, and good and bad And everyone's happy to be here
There's Winston Churchill dressed in drag He used to be a British flag, plastic bag, what a drag The frog was a prince The prince was a brick, the brick was an egg, the egg was a bird (Fly away you sweet little thing, they're hard on your tail) Hadn't you heard? (they're going to change you into a human being!) Yes, we're happy as fish and gorgeous as geese And wonderfully clean in the morning
We've got everything, we're growing everything We've got some in, we've got some out We've got some wild things floating about Everyone, we're changing everyone You name them all, we've had them here And the real stars are still to appear (All change!)
Feel your body melt Mum to mud to mad to dad Dad diddley office, Dad diddley office You're all full of ball Dad to dam to dumb to mum Mum diddley washing, Mum diddley washing You're all full of ball
Let me hear your lies, we're living this up to the eyes Ooh, aah, na-na-na Momma I want you now
And as you listen to my voice To look for hidden doors, tidy floors, more applause You've been here all the time Like it or not, like what you got You're under the soil (the soil, the soil) Yes, deep in the soil (the soil, the soil, the soil!) So we'll end with a whistle and end with a bang And all of us fit in our places
With the guards of Magog, swarming around The Pied Piper takes his children underground Dragons coming out of the sea Shimmering silver head of wisdom looking at me He brings down the fire from the skies You can tell he's doing well by the look in human eyes Better not compromise, it won't be easy
666 is no longer alone He's getting out the marrow in your backbone And the seven trumpets blowing sweet rock and roll Gonna blow right down inside your soul Pythagoras with the looking glass reflects the full moon In blood, he's writing the lyrics of a brand-new tune
And it's hey babe, with your guardian eyes so blue Hey my baby, don't you know our love is true? I've been so far from here, far from your loving arms Now I'm back again And babe, it's gonna work out fine
Can't you feel our souls ignite? Shedding ever-changing colours In the darkness of the fading night Like the river joins the ocean As the germ in a seed grows We have finally been freed to get back home
There's an angel standing in the sun And he's crying with a loud voice "This is the supper of the mighty one" Lord of Lords, King of Kings Has returned to lead his children home To take them to the new Jerusalem
Writer/s: MIKE RUTHERFORD, PETER GABRIEL, PHIL COLLINS, STEVE HACKETT, TONY BANKS
Publisher: BMG Rights Management
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Michael from New YorkGenesis performed live at Forest Hills tennis stadium in NY in the early 80’s. Went from being a fan to a fanatic.
Diego from ArgentinaA masterpiece. Unfortunately they turned into pop in the 80s
Matthew from Milford DePhil Collins & Sonic Youth go together like garlic salt & cinnamon, it was Flaming Youth, Brand X was a band that Collins weaved in & out of from 76/79 but always put Genesis first, then of course his solo career in later years. Collins was/is probably one of the busiest musicians that ever lived. Suppers Ready needs no explanation of "What it's about" listen to it & what you get from it, well, that's what it's about. MY OPINION : it's a love song, a biblical battle, with Gabriel's English absurd humor to top it off "As sure as eggs is eggs"
Peter from Plymouth, United KingdomI saw Genesis perform this Magical masterpiece back in 1973 in Plymouth Devon, I will never forget that amazing night!!
Karl from Toronto , Onsuppers ready is a song about the book of revelation in the bible . peter interpreted it in this song and its very visual and actually to the writings . hes added hes own modern day thoughts as at the time and although not a hit by any means was held to great respect by many fans and musicians ................. there will never be another like this !
Guillermo from Mendoza, Argentinait left me wordless
Tom from Edmonton, AbA few years ago, when asked his favourite songs, Peter Gabriel replied "Supper's Ready" and "Here Comes The Flood" from his first solo album. When questioned what "Supper's Ready" was about, he simply stated that it was a song about "good vs. evil."
Tom, Edmonton, Canada.
Bob from Montreal, QcPhil collins palyed in a band called sonic youth before joining Genesis.
Phil was in FLAMING YOUTH and they recorded an lp, Ark 2
Mac from Toronto, OnPhil collins palyed in a band called sonic youth before joining Genesis. He played in Brand X while still with Genesis. PFM was an Italian band, same era, same genre. Peter Sinfield wrote the lyrics for PFM's "photos of ghosts" album. He also wrote the lyrics for King Crimsons first two albums and the co-wrote the lyics on several ELP albums
Andy from Lake City, FlI love the music and vocal so much that the lyrics don't matter. But for the record I think Peter was full of s--t. He is desperately trying to one-up Robert Plant in a very vain cold way. The "spiritual" stuff here just doesn't wash. It's like "battle of epping forest" lyrics without the sense of humor or fun. Gabriel is now deep down a jealous egotistical man and this song begins to reveal it. "The lamb" is also superb but any honest fan will admit some of the lyrics are dog s--t. Sorry, just my opinion.
Joseph from Montreal, QcQ-Does anybody know the name of the group that Phil Collins played with before Genesis?
------------------ "I dont suppose anyone here has heard of an Italian band called Premiata Forneria Marconi? ...They are really good band, probably better than KC and Genesis."
-PFM was good but nothing compared to Genesis.
-Nice to see that some people love this song as much as I do!
Mike from Buffalo Ny, Nythere is another Genesis cover band that uses the costumes and does the older genesis, they are out of Canada, they are called "over the garden wall".I have seen them and they are spectacular!
Mike from Buffalo Ny, NyThe musical concept is way ahead of its time. The timing changes and the various types of sounds is absolutely incredible!
Mike from Buffalo Ny, NyDoes anybody know the name of the group that Phil Collins played with before Genesis?
James from Buenos Aires, ArgentinaPeter Gabriel, the Mighty One, the King of Kings, has clearly proved to be one of history's best musical composers...While trying to talk to people about this masterpiece, I've realized its vibe can't possibly be traduced to words.
Wyatt from Anywhere, United StatesPeter told the story about this Song got started in an interview, He recounted a tale where he and Jill , his wife where sitting in the living room when they noticed a procesion of seven ghosts, monks, with the one in front bearing a large cross walking across the lawn. He was very adamant that he wans't taking drugs at the time and insisted they really saw this thing.
Jim from Chicago, IlFor anybody who would like to see the classic "Genesis" featuring Peter Gabriel in concert, there is a cover band from, I believe, Milwaukee WI, called the "Musical Box" that does album shows, i.e. Foxtrox, Nursery Crymes, etc. The lead singer wears the actual Peter Gabriel headgear. Excellent Show! I heard they're taking a break while the real band is on tour, but I'm sure they'll be back.
Chris from Perth, AustraliaSupper's Ready = Bohemian Rhapsody times four. Four times as long, but not really any better. I love both of them.
Reg from Kemptville, OnRe Premiata Forneria Marconi: Alex of Fort Mill, I have heard of PFM and listend to thier album "PFM Cook". But that was back in the 70s. From what I remember and the little I've heard since they were/are AT LEAST in the same league as Genesis
Joshua from Twin Cities, MnThe Genesis Archive Volume 1: 1967-75 boxed set includes another live recording of this, from the early '70s when Gabriel was still their frontman.
Alex from Fort Mill, ScI dont suppose anyone here has heard of an Italian band called Premiata Forneria Marconi? They have alot of early Genesis/King Crimson influences to them , yet sound nothing like them. They are really good band, probably better than KC and Genesis.
Gerard from Zeist, NetherlandsSupper's Ready will be my favorite song for ever. -Gerard Zeist, The Netherlands.
Zach from Buffalo, Ny"Why don't you touch me, touch me, touch me, now now now now now" is from the closing section of The Musical Box, from Nursery Cryme (1971), not from Supper's Ready.
Pete from Leeds, EnglandDespite being redundant as anyone who reads this will already know it, this song is quite probably the finest piece of art in the history of mankind. If you haven't heard it. Hear it. Now.
Thierry from Ã?rhus, DenmarkWhy don't U touch me touch me touch me now now now
Thierry from Ã?rhus, DenmarkConsidering what can be heard on the radio these days, it must be a miracle that such a group ever existed (and this goes for Yes, Gong, Caravan, KC, White Noise, Van der Graaf & many more then...) I know they've hardly ever been on the radio then, but what are we left with ? Who wants a drummer/multi instumentist/singer with this in mind ?
Thierry from Ã?rhus, DenmarkUnique and magnifiscent !!!! Comments about this master piece run the high risk of being either redundand or futile
Thierry from Ã?rhus, DenmarkMagnificent
Urshurak from Leeuwarden, NetherlandsA song with exceptional structure and of biblical proportions. In short: A Masterpiece! I envy people who ever watched this live, they were very lucky!
Marlon from Nyc, NyWhat an amazing piece of music. My favorite movement is Apocolypse.
Sean from Newmarket, Canadai also think they did one of the best instrumentals with horizons. beautiful. up there with black mountain side - led zeppelin and mudmen - pink floyd
Emilio from Seattle, WaSupper's Ready is the best piece of music ever composed by a human being.
Rob from Chicago, IlThis song is excellent, especially the humorful Willow Farm. This song and Watcher Of The Skies are my favorites.
Juan from Vancouver, CanadaBy far, Supper's ready is the maximum expression of the musical arts through mankind history.
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